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Former ‘Iolani hoopster Kylie Yung walks on at Hawaii

By Paul Honda on September 26, 2020

Kylie Yung is ready for Rainbows. The ‘Iolani basketball state champion has walked on at Hawaii, turning down opportunities to play at smaller universities. “She’s always told us that she wants to play Division I basketball even if it meant turning down other opportunities to walk on. She’ll fit right in,” ‘Iolani coach Dean Young said. “She’s the hardest-working player I ever coached and Coach (Laura) Beeman will love that along with how hard she plays.” The 5-foot-8 forward is […]

‘Iolani pitcher Aisea Ahokovi commits to Loyola Marymount

By Paul Honda on September 25, 2020

Another month and another pitcher from the islands has committed to Loyola Marymount. ‘Iolani pitcher Aisea Ahokovi is the second pitcher in as many months say yes to the Lions. On Aug. 1, it was Kamehameha hurler Casey Kitagawa who did the same. “I feel amazing, like all the hard work is paying off,” said Ahokovi, who has a 3.2 grade-point average. The right-hander works out regularly with Kitagawa under the watchful eyes of coach Ashkon Kuhaulua. “He’s really helped […]

Independence: Liloa Kapiko makes most of 2nd chance

By Paul Honda on September 19, 2020

Liloa Kapiko is making the most of his time in the midwest this fall. The former Saint Louis defensive end graduated in 2019 and went to San Diego State, and his journey of ups and downs nearly ended his football career. Kapiko is now at Independence Community College in Kansas. Even though football season was postponed to early 2021, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Kapiko received a scholarship offer from Northern Iowa on Friday. “Coach Bryce (Paup), the D-line coach, he knows […]

Pac-12 teams scouting Maryknoll’s slugging shortstop, Nelly McEnroe-Marinas

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2020

Nellian McEnroe-Marinas’ high school coach compares her to Jocelyn Alo. Her club coach in California calls the sophomore a Top 10 player nationally. No matter the praise, family and friends call her Nelly. She misses her teammates and classmates at Maryknoll as Hawaii remains in COVID-19 lockdown. “I don’t like online (classes) that much. It’s harder to focus sitting in front of a computer screen because of distractions,” McEnroe-Marinas said on Tuesday. “One-hundred percent, it’s my phone. I do shut […]

Utah State calling for Kamehameha/Wasatch sophomore Tausili Akana

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2020

Utah State is taking the plunge for Tausili Akana. The Aggies made a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-4, 210-pound sophomore from Kamehameha. Akana has spent this fall season playing for Wasatch in Utah, just a two-hour drive from the USU campus. The defensive end/outside linebacker now has seven offers. Utah State is only the third from a Mountain West Conference program. Hawaii was the first school to offer him. UNLV offered in late August. “I haven’t been to Logan, but […]

Roosevelt junior Kaeo Akana’s 8th offer: Oregon

By Paul Honda on September 15, 2020

Oregon is in the game for the services of Roosevelt’s Kaeo Akana. The Ducks made a scholarship offer to the junior defensive end on Tuesday. Oregon is the eighth offer on the list for Akana, who is 6 feet, 3.5 inches tall and 205 pounds. “Oregon is a different offer. It’s always been a dream school ever since we were little. We always were watching them when Marcus (Mariota) was playing there,” Akana said. “The coaches are really nice and […]

Ole Miss commit Keila Kamoku getting pumped for Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on September 15, 2020

When the day of the ILH season opener arrived, Keila Kamoku was ready. So were her teammates and coaches at Kamehameha. The softball wars of the ILH were at full throttle from that first day, when Kamoku blasted two home runs and drove in five runs. One of those taters went beyond both the softball and baseball fences. The baseball barrier is actually behind home plate of the Warriors’ baseball practice field. Beyond that, a precipice where the long-gone softball […]

Arizona swarms for Roosevelt junior DE Kaeo Akana

By Paul Honda on September 13, 2020

After accumulating 23.5 sacks as a sophomore, Kaeo Akana didn’t begin his collection of scholarship offers quickly. Hawaii became the first to offer Akana in mid-April. With the recent run of interested schools, Arizona became the seventh Division I program to make Akana an offer on Thursday. Also on Thursday, Arizona made an offer to Punahou junior defensive end/linebacker Tevarua Tafiti, who now has 18 in all. At 6 feet, 3.5 inches and 205 pounds, Akana is a student of […]